Post by Linda Rose Murphy on Aug 11, 2004 11:29:23 GMT -8
I'm looking forward to my very first Ms. Fitness USA Pageant! I can't wait to meet everyone and have lots of fun in Las Vegas!
I have a question regarding the type of floor that we will be performing on. I watched on ESPN last year and it looked like the competitors were performing on a carpeted stage. Will this be the case this year? I tend to do a lot of spins in my routines, but it would be very difficult to perform a double pirouette on a carpeted floor. If I know what to expect in advance then I can modify my routine accordingly.
Post by Ms. Fitness® on Aug 11, 2004 14:50:16 GMT -8
The built-in stage at the Rio has the typical auditorium hardwood floor. For Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World, Centaur Floor Systems lays down their 3/8" Rubberflex "S" flooring to give it more cushion. Rubberflex “S” is specially engineered to provide cushioned resilience. It's shock absorbing to help prevent injuries, but it's still killer on the wrists.
Since it is a rubber product, it is slip-resistant. However, John at Centaur puts a coating on it to give it more slip. If you need a lot of slip, you may want to take a look at your footwear - maybe put a felt bottom on them? You may also use the powder (chalk?) found in dance stores.
This is a popular floor product in health clubs. Check in your area to see if any have it and go try it out.